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Re: st: RE: dprobit and est2tex


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: dprobit and est2tex
Date   Tue, 27 Apr 2010 06:49:58 -0400

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On Apr 27, 2010, at 2:33 AM, Carlos wrote:

> I googled your codes.
> 
> "!texify -p -c -b --run-viewer myfile.tex"
> 
> According to google, there are only two people associated with this.
> One is you, Martin. The other is the outreg2 help file. You are going
> to tell me he stole this from you?

This is patently absurd. If you google 'texify', you find readily enough (http://docs.miktex.org/manual/texifying.html)
that this command has nothing to do with Stata; it is part of the MikTeX package "that simplifies the creation of DVI (PDF) documents." It is the Windows equivalent of Unix pdflatex. I can't see how suggesting that a user run a utility program (which
may or not be available, depending on the user's OS and LaTeX implementation) has anything to do with intellectual property 
rights. 

There are often multiple solutions to any problem requiring user-written code to produce the desired results (such as
converting estimation results to LaTeX, which is not something Stata does itself). Users are entitled to their opinions about
which solution to adopt, and naturally suggest the solution that they find works best for them. Those asking questions on
Statalist are seeking answers. I don't see that it is productive to deprecate one person's answer, assuming it solves the 
problem posed,  because it is not the only possible way to skin that particular cat.

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


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